Our club has held a car show every Father’s Day since 1989 that is appropriately named the Father’s Day Rod Run (FDRR). It has been a two day show that started on the Friday prior to Father’s Day and ended on the Saturday prior to Father's day. Due to lack of participation on Friday in 2016, we decided to change to a one day show in 2017. For 2019, the show will be held on Saturday, June 15.
In the past, it was a pre-49 show. In 2013 we opened registration to all cars, trucks, jeeps and specialty vehicles.
After several years of complaints about hot blacktop and lack of shade, we decided to move the show to a better location. For 2016, the show was moved to Christina Park in Lakeland. The park is located at the intersection of 540A and South Florida Avenue about 3 miles south of the Polk Parkway. The park has lots of grass, trees, shade and an enclosed pavilion. All those who attended the show in 2016, 2017 & 2018 really liked the location. Therefore, we will be going back to Christina Park for 2019.
The host hotel for the show is the Imperial Swan Hotel, 4141 South Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33813. It is located about 2.3 miles from Christina Park. The hotel is an excellent facility with covered parking and easy access to shopping and dining. Their phone number is 863-647-3000.
Discount room rates are available to those who make a registration with the hotel before June 1 (details are in the registration form - see link below).
Each registrant is given a plaque which contains a dash plaque of the event and a picture of their car at the event.
All of the activities that were done at the two day show are bring done at the one day show. Some of the activities at the show include a live DJ, games, a poker walk, a 50/50, a silent auction and a pick-a-bag raffle. The top five cars at the show are selected and given a special award. See program below for more details.
There are two was to register for the show. Pre-registration can be done by obtaining a registration form, filling it out and mailing it in. Day of the show registration can be done at Christina Park. Registration at Christina Park will be from 7:00 AM to noon on Saturday, June 15. Please click on the image at left below to download an event flyer/registration form, click on the image at the right below to download a donation request letter or on the image in the middle below to go to our charity's website.
Pictures from prior FDRR shows can be seen under the Photo Gallery tab.
Winter Wonder Car Show - 2019
The 4th Annual Winter Wonder Car, Truck and Jeep show was cancelled for 2019. Hopefully, we will be able to bring it back in 2020. Start watching our website in the fall of 2019 for further updates on the show.